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Sustainability

Sustainability – according to one of the most widely accepted definitions, that of the Brundtland Report,  means “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.

In recent years, with the parallel development of environmental awareness and the information society, the knowledge that not only our interest “as a species”, but also individual and immediate interest is inextricably linked with the natural equilibrium is gradually being confirmed. From this point of view, sustainability can simply be defined as a search for the natural equilibrium.

This is also valid for the design and management of the Integrated Water Service understood as the collection of activities related to the construction and management of mains water and sewerage-purification systems.

In this sense, the main themes regarding sustainability under the scope of the Integrated Water Service all revolve around the efficient use of water resources with regard to natural equilibriums.

Schematically, the main activities on which special attention must be focused in terms of “sustainability” are:

 
 

Page updated 4 December 2020

 
 
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